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triploid

[ trip-loid ]
/ ˈtrɪp lɔɪd /
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adjective

having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.

noun

a triploid cell or organism.

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Origin of triploid

First recorded in 1910–15; tri- + -ploid

OTHER WORDS FROM triploid

trip·loi·dy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for triploid

triploid
/ (ˈtrɪplɔɪd) /

adjective

having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomesa triploid organism

noun

a triploid organism

Word Origin for triploid

C19: from Greek tripl (oos) triple + (hapl) oid
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Medical definitions for triploid

triploid
[ trĭploid′ ]

adj.

Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.

n.

A triploid organism or cell.

Other words from triploid

triploi•dy n.
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